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R. Kelly Comes to NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Thursday, May 18th

R&B sensation R. Kelly brings his legendary talents to NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Thursday, May 18th at 8pm. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 19th at 10:00am. Tickets are available for $64.50, $79.50, $89.50, $129.50, $199.50, and $249.50 (plus applicable service charges). Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by calling 800-745-3000, or by visiting the Westbury box office. Events, dates, and times are subject to change. For more information please visit

R. Kelly is a Grammy Award-winning producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with roots in R&B, hip hop and soul. In 1992, Kelly and his supporting band Public Announcement became an instant success with their debut album, Born Into the 90’s. Over the course of 25 years, he has sold more than 38 million albums and had more Top 40 hits than any other male solo artist in the 1990s.

Known as the “King of R&B,” Kelly uses tender ballads and provocative styles as he transforms musical influences and reinvents ranges through the history of classic soul. One of Kelly’s biggest singles, “I Believe I Can Fly,” won three Grammy Awards and appeared on the soundtrack for Michael Jordan’s movie Space Jam. Kelly is also known for a collection of unforgettable hit singles including “Bump n’ Grind,” “Your Body’s Callin’,” “Ignition (Remix),” “I’m a Flirt (Remix),” and the multi-part “Trapped in the Closet” series.

Following his passion and creativity, Kelly published his first memoir, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, in 2012. His 13th album, The Buffet, was released in 2015 and became his12th No. 1 album on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Most recently, Kelly released his first Christmas album and 14th solo album, 12 Nights of Christmas, complete with 12 new holiday songs including “Home for Christmas.”

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